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All posts by Kathryn Folliott

Kathryn is Managing Editor at Travelweek and has worked for the company since 1995. She has travelled to more than 50 countries and counts Hong Kong, Jerusalem, the Swiss Alps and the Galapagos Islands among her favourite destinations.

Canadian travel agencies are #4 in the world for debit memos, but help is on the way

Debit memos have long been a major headache for travel agents especially in Canada and now Canadian travel agencies have the dubious honour of one of the highest instances of agency debit memos (ADMs) in the world.
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Trade reaction to U by Uniworld’s U-turn: “It’s a good idea to open up the age restriction”

A boost in bookings from travel agents for clients in their late 40s, 50s and beyond may have helped sway Uniworld’s recent decision to lift the 21-45 age restriction on its U by Uniworld ships.
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Saying ‘I do’ to boosting sales with trade-friendly destination wedding guides

Here’s a familiar scenario: a couple comes into a travel agency. They’re newly engaged and can barely contain their excitement about booking a destination wedding. They know all about the cost savings that come with destination weddings, but nothing about the logistics.
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“Definitely targeted to the no-frills consumer, and direct”: trade reacts to basic economy

Now that Canadian carriers are following the U.S. and European lead with rock-bottom basic economy fares, travel agents have a lot of explaining to do.
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“Canada will be a critical part of our consumer and trade marketing effort”: Brand USA

The number of Canadians travelling to the U.S. is up 5%, dodging the Trump Slump and keeping tour operators here upbeat about their sales volumes to U.S. destinations.
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After a brief ‘wintermission’ the frigid temps, record bookings should be on their way back

There’s a January thaw on the way for much of Canada but forecasters say 2018’s colder-than-normal winter temperatures will be back by the middle of February and continue into early March.
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With Canvin as VP and a new 2018 campaign, Goway’s going big into Europe

Goway’s push to aggressively grow its Europe sales will get a big boost this January with a major new campaign targeting spring and summer 2018.
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An agent’s survival guide for Black Friday: sales strategies and opportunities

Heading into high season for winter getaways, and with spring and summer vacations on the horizon, Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions are well-timed for the travel industry.
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Why Xavier Mufraggi can’t wait for agents to start selling Club Med Le Massif

For travel agents the new $120 million Club Med Le Massif in Charlevoix, Quebec will be a boon to any agent looking to break into the ski market.
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“The demand is still there”: Transat talks about its resort plans

Even if the 2017 hurricane season delivers more blows – and this year is already one for the books, with Harvey, Irma and Maria and now potentially Nate in quick succession – it would take more than a few storms to deter Transat from its plans to develop its own resort chain.
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